The AK chinese sling is green cloth sling with a single leather loop at the barrel swivel end. It has the larger buckle than the SKS as the sling is looped through the buttstock swivel and threaded back through the buckle.
AKBLUE and others that responded,...thanks for the info.
I was thinking that the brown sling was Romanian. Didn't East Germany (DDR) make a brown leather AK sling too, though?
China made so many different types of slings for the SKS that also crossed over for use on the Type 56 AK's, and vice-versa. The web sling with coiled springs at both ends, the web sling with one leather tab at one end and a loop at the other end, (shown in AKBLUE's pic), and the many types of web slings with leather tabs at both ends. And, for a bit more complication, there were thin leather tabs available and then there were wider leather tabs available for both ends, as well.
I think I will order one of the slings in Blue's pic. I had ordered a package of the optional "wide" leather tab years ago. I'll use one of those, (which are darker in color anyway, and I think I'll be satisfied with the end result. It should look pretty good.
Anybody know if there are any Chinese Para-Drop Bags for sale anywhere? (The khahi or green/drab cloth cover for a folding stocked AKM. A protective cover for transport.?
Thanks guys. firstchoiceak47